Volunteers Maintaining the Largest Public Dahlia Display Garden on the East Coast | Based at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY


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Events


Upcoming Events

June Membership Meeting

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Note this is a Saturday meeting in the Garden!

Blowout Tuber Sale!

11:30 AM meeting starts

Regular garden work detail from 9:00 to 11:00

Bayard Cutting Arboretum - Wolkoff Garden

Blowout Tuber Sale!


July Membership Meeting

Thursday, July 19, 2018

6:30 PM

East Islip Public Library

"Dahlia Basics - Forms, Colors, & Codes" continues

Dahlia 101 "Growing and Showing Dahlias"

Sign-up Sheet for August Picnic


Annual Picnic Pot Luck

Saturday, August 4, 2018 (rain date Sunday, August 5)

12:00 PM

Wolkoff Garden


August Membership Meeting

Thursday, August 16, 2018

6:30 PM

East Islip Public Library

"Dahlia Basics - Forms, Colors, & Codes" continues

Dahlia 101


An Evening in the Garden

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

6:30 PM

Wolkoff Garden

LIDS members are invited to an evening in the garden! We will also welcome the BCAHS for a Dahlia Garden Tour.


LIDS First Dahlia Show

Saturday and Sunday, September 1-2, 2018

Open to the Public Saturday 1-5 and Sunday 10-4

Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Lower Carriage House


September Membership Meeting

Thursday, September 20, 2018

6:30 PM

East Islip Public Library

"Dahlia Basics - Forms, Colors, & Codes" continues

Dahlia 101 "Showing Dahlias"


LIDS Second Dahlia Show and Photo Competition

Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, 2018

6:30 PM

Dahlia Show in the Lower Carriage House - Open to the Public Saturday 1-5 and Sunday 10-4

Photo Show in the Upper Carriage House - Open to the Public Saturday 1-5 and Sunday 10-3:30


October Membership Meeting

Thursday, October 19, 2018

6:30 PM

East Islip Public Library

"Dahlia Basics - Forms, Colors, & Codes" continues

Dahlia 101 “Digging up your Dahlias"


November Membership Meeting

Thursday, November 15, 2018

6:30 PM

East Islip Public Library

"Dahlia Basics - Forms, Colors, & Codes" continues

Dahlia 101 “Storing your dahlias over winter”

Sign up sheet for Holiday Party


December Holiday Party

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Bayard Cutting Arboretum - Upper Carriage House

Pot Luck Dinner and Grab Bag!

Time TBD


Year Round

Saturday Mornings at the William Wolkoff Garden

Each Saturday during the dahlia season (typically late March to November, unless otherwise notified) our volunteers meet at 9:00 AM at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Under the leadership of the Garden Director Joe Lysik, our volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome.

Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 am.